Geoffrey Macnab salutes the life and work of Tony Curtis, the star of 'Some Like it Hot' who died on Wednesday at the age of 85
Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died at the age of 85.
Previously unseen images of Marilyn Monroe have been published in a new book, Marilyn: August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos, which comes out this week.
The heavy-set, square-jawed Kevin McCarthy was a distinguished actor with an extensive career in the theatre as well as movies and television, but he will be best remembered for his leading role in one of the most famous of screen science-fiction thrillers, Don Siegel's cult classic, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), in which he was a doctor desperate to convince the authorities that the human race is being taken over by "pod people".
America faces a problem, a dilemma so fundamental that not even the political skills of Barack Obama can disguise it, heightened by, but not originating in the BP affair: She either risks her environment by drilling for more domestically sourced oil, or she accepts the need to import more from a turbulent world – jeopardising her "energy security".
A joyous dose of double-dealing
A bra and stockings belonging to screen icon Marilyn Monroe are expected to fetch thousands when they go under the hammer this weekend.
An extrodinary set of photographs will be showcased at Liberty's, with never before displayed photos from the world renowned photo agency Magnum.